PM Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet for the 17th Lok Sabha includes 24 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state with independent charge and 24 Ministers of State (MoS) and is termed as Modi 2.0 cabinet of ministers.
In the first meeting of cabinet ministers, the Modi 2.0 government approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN scheme) to all farmers across India and will provide direct benefits to 14.5 crore farmers of the country.
Modi 2.0 government will now spend a total of 87,000 crores for PM KISAN Scheme.
Modi 2.0 cabinet has also approved the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana (PMKPY) under which small and marginal farmers will get a minimum fixed pension of Rs 3,000 per month on attaining the age of 60 years.
Modi 2.0 cabinet also approved a new scheme that assures minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to all shopkeepers, retail traders, and self-employed persons after attaining the age of 60 years. This will benefit 3 crore, retail traders and shopkeepers in India.
Modi 2.0 cabinet has also approved Rs 13,343 crore programme for control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis. These diseases are common among livestock- cow-bulls, buffaloes, goats, sheep, and pigs.